I get asked this question a lot. I thought I have made the answer to this question clear in other pages. Unfortunately after re-reading several sections I see that the answer is rather vague.
So I will now try to correct the oversight and answer that question, as well as a few other common questions.
Who is funding the TRoach Philippine Project?
There are no corporate backers. There are no organizations sending me money. I am using money I made from the sale of my personal effects, but mostly the money I have saved over the years which unfortunately is very, very limited.
This means that while I am trying to help the people here, if I cannot make this project work and become profitable for everyone I will be in serious financial trouble.
The next question that generally gets asked is why do I not have backers with this project?
Simple, people investing money generally want to see a quick return on their investment, which is not likely to happen here. It is going to take a long time to build up an economy from literally the ground up. Plus when one has financial backers, the backers generally have their own agendas or want to limit what one can and cannot do. For instance some groups will pull funding if one talks about religion to people or for doing things outside the project area that they simply disagree with. Thus rather than have to worry about some group trying to "tie my hands" dictating what I can and can not do from some far away, nice, safe, comfortable, air conditioned, office with save food and drinking water I decided it would be best to simply do things my own way with my own money. Plus the lack of a "safety net" creates a lot of motivation to find ways to make things work.
The last question I generally get asked is am I willing to work with companies or other organizations?
Of course I am.
I am willing to discuss and find ways to provide various services (for instance various off site computer services as we get better technical infrastructures in the area) or as part of our agricultural processes growing specialty crops for various companies (for instance with the Philippine’s year round warm climate, growing safe, disease and insect resistant specialty crops/seeds for agricultural or medical groups in the U.S.A., or other countries, would be an ideal business venture.)
Another option being located fairly close to Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, etc. Even semi-close to India, Australia and New Zealand. I am in an ideal location to be able to assist groups wanting to do business most anywhere in South East Asia. Especially as we get more of our distribution processes and communication systems in place.